Performing Arts

balletFrom world music to classical fare, from comedy to drama, from ballet to Big Band swing – every POAC season is packed with top-name national and international artists. In our most recent season, nearly 2,000 ticket holders attended a total of seven outstanding performances in Sandpoint’s historic Panida Theater.

















November 3: Flamenco Pacifico

Flamenco is a living culture, steeped in history, with many roots and branches. Flamenco Pacifico presents a dynamic range of modern, original Flamenco composition by Berto Boyd. The traditional pieces invite you to journey through a musical landscape that can be haunting and deeply moving, and the lighter, chico compositions create infectious melodies with lively interpretations by two skilled flamenco dancers.

Tickets $15 Adults / $10 Youth

Sponsored by Western States Arts Federation, Idaho Community Foundation, and Equinox Foundation.

December 18: Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker

For the 32nd year, Clara’s adventures in the Land of Sweets come to life on the Panida stage, during this favorite kick-off to the holiday season. Keep an eye open for the Baby mice, Bon Bons, Angels, and Party Children- they are all played by local dance students!

Tickets $30 Adults / $12 Youth

Sponsored by Idaho Commission on the Arts, Innovia Foundation, Alpine Motors, and Waterfront Property Management.

March 4: Living Voices’ Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice is the story of Jessie, a young woman introduced to the American suffrage movement by her great-aunt. They battle for their right to vote as World War I consumes their country. The fictional account is centered on a composite character inspired by true people and events, and is presented in recognition of the centennial of women’s right to vote. This moving live performance is visually supported by a video presentation of historic documents and events.

Tickets $15 Adults / $10 Youth

Sponsored by Equinox Foundation, Bonner County Human Rights Task Force, Panhandle Alliance for Education, and Idaho Humanities Council.

March 21: Beau & Aero by A Little Bit Off – POSTPONED

Pilot Beau and his sidekick Aero are two bumbling, incompetent aviators. These acrobatic, aeronauts live in a world where balloons are bountiful, laughs are abundant, and hardly a word is spoken. After their crash landing, Beau and Aero continue on an absurd quest for flight.   Equal parts hilarious and endearing. Neither Balloons nor parachutes will get this unlikely duo off the ground, but their antics are sure to make your spirits soar. 

Tickets $15 Adults / $5 Youth

Sponsored by Innovia Community Stratigics, Equinox Foundation, Edward Jones-David Reseska, Ivano’s Ristorante, ICA Arts Education, La Quinta Inn, Sandpoint Reader, KPND

April 18: Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Cinderella

A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and over 60 local students present an original musical adaptation of Cinderella.

Tickets $15 Adults / $5 Youth

Sponsored by Community Assistance League, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and Innovia Foundation.

Past Performances